for the love of birds and words #1

Loose Feathers Poetry Corner

I have decided to create a regular Friday feature here which will include progress pics on Awake the Dawning Day accompanied by poetry. Why, you may ask? Well, I:
  • just re-joined the Loose Feathers Club, which this year is bird-themed
  • just started "Awake the Dawning Day" and am so excited about this piece , and
  • just acquired this beautiful book, an anthology of bird poems
So there you have it.

First, my little start on AtDD. A bit slow going because of all the color changes, but oh, those beautiful colors!


And now our first selection, Bird-Language, by W.H. Auden:


I hope you all have a lovely weekend and get some nice stitching in.

16 comments:

Barbara said...

I joined the Loose Feathers club, too, when the light dawned and I realized this year's theme was birds. But none of my charts have arrived yet - grrr!

I love bird poetry. We put the following, from an ee cummings poem, on the birth cards for our younger son, "I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.

Sally said...

Love your start on this. It is gorgeous and am looking forward to seeing more.

Nicole said...

Rachel - Beautiful start on "Awake" I love the linen you are using - it's perfect for that piece! :)

Anonymous said...

I have a question. When you cross stitch ( I cross stitch, but never 'learned') do you do a part of a picture at a time, or do you do all of one color? For example, the pic you showed, did you finish out a bird before ou moved onto, let's say, the vine? Is that how you do this? I usually stitch one color, and the back tends to be a mess.....maybe this is why!

Thanks!
Monique

Tanya said...

Your start to the piece is lovely, Rachael. That is such a beautiful design and I love the saying on it. I'll look forward to your 'bird Fridays'! Enjoy your weekend.

Jen said...

What a nice idea. It made my morning nice. I love the piece you are working on. I may have to go pick it up today at the LNS.

KarenV said...

I love this piece and you've made a great start! I'm going to be looking forward to your progress on this one - I'm not letting myself start it until I finish something else! ;)

Nancy said...

What a beautiful start on Awake the Dawning Day! I'm working on mine today Rachel. I'll be sure to keep you posted on how it's going, and your notes of progress will be something to look forward to on Fridays. Can you please tell me the title of the bird poetry book?

Enjoy your day,
Nancy

Mary Kathryn said...

Wonderful progress Rachel and thank you for the lovely poem.

:0)

Marie-P said...

BOF is one of my vary favorite! Your work is so beautiful and I agree the colors are delicious!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Carol said...

Oh, so beautiful - now that I look at yours, I really want to start mine up very soon!!

quiltorstitch said...

What a great start, the chart is lovely. Can't wait to see more.

Margaret said...

What a lovely idea Rachel and what a lovely project. I'll be checking in weekly for progress pictures & a new poem.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful thing to do! I love the idea of posting your WIP photos on this and a bit of bird poetry. Your start is gorgeous - I just love the colors too!

Janis Lee said...

Rachel - this is lovely. Did you change the fabric and the threads from the original design? If you did, I'd sure love to know what you changed. This project has just moved to the top of my stitching list.

Janis (jbljazz@aol.com)

PS Your new kitten is so cute.

Sharon said...

How lovely your piece looks. I also belong to the LF club and I am working on the Bluebirds Message. Your poetry idea is so nice, I will enjoy reading your poetry every week. Hugs,
Sharon
http://sharonstitches.blogspot.com